10-year-old autistic boy from Port Barre seriously injured riding bicycle that crashed into truck


Port Barre police are investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian crash that seriously injured a 10-year-old autistic boy, Saturday afternoon.

According to Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux, the crash happened just after 2 p.m. in the 900 block of Saizon Road.

Boudreaux said the child was riding his bicycle in a private driveway before steering it into the roadway where he was struck by a passing motorist.

According to Boudreaux, the driver did not see the child in time to swerve or stop the vehicle. 

The unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital, but then had to be airlifted to a Lafayette hospital due to the extent of his injuries, Boudreaux said.

“At last check, his condition was listed as critical.” Boudreaux said.

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